OSMO VÄNSKÄ AND MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CLASSICAL MOVEMENTS
First world-class American Orchestra to visit Vietnam in over a decade, as highlight of 25th anniversary celebration of Vietnamese-American relations
For the first time in more than a decade, a world-class American orchestra will perform in Vietnam when the Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra performs four concerts in Hanoi, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City in June/July 2020. At the invitation of the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam, the Minnesota Orchestra and music director Osmo Vänskä will perform at the iconic Hanoi Opera House on 26 June as a central part of a weekend of events to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the normalization of bilateral relations between the United States and Vietnam.
Described by the New Yorker as “the greatest orchestra in the world,” the Minnesota Orchestra features nearly 100 of the world’s most accomplished instrumentalists. Under the direction of Osmo Vänskä they are particularly renowned around the world for their performances of the great works by Sibelius and Beethoven.
On this tour of unprecedented scope, the Orchestra will become the first American orchestra to play in the Vietnam National Academy of Music’s Great Concert Hall on 27 June and the first orchestra ever to play in the newly constructed Song Huong Theatre in Hue, on 29 June. They will be the first American Orchestra to perform in Ho Chi Minh City in 21 years and the first to perform in the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on 2 July.
Friday, 26 June, 2020: Hanoi Opera House
In partnership with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, 27 June, 2020: Vietnam National Academy of Music (Hanoi)
In partnership with the Vietnam National Academy of Music
Monday, 29 June, 2020: Song Huong Theatre (Hue)
In partnership with the Hue Academy of Music
Wednesday, 2 July, 2020: Ho Chi Minh City Opera House
In partnership with the HCMC Ballet and Symphony Orchestra
About Classical Movements
The premier concert tour company for the world’s great orchestras and choirs, Classical Movements creates meaningful cultural experiences through music in 145 countries. An industry leader for over a quarter-century, Classical Movements organizes more than 60 tours every year, producing some 200 concerts every season. Producer of two international choral festivals—Ihlombe! in South Africa and Serenade! in Washington, D.C.—and the Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival, in addition, Classical Movements’ Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program has commissioned over 70 works from Grammy, Oscar and Pulitzer Prize-winning composers. Winner of Americans for the Arts’ BCA10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts Award, since its founding in 1992, as a truly global company, Classical Movements remains committed to facilitating cultural diplomacy across the world—promoting peace through the medium of music.